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Boa Colombian behavior

The Colombian Boa, also known as the Boa Constrictor, Colombian Boa Constrictor, Common Boa Constrictor, or Colombian Redtail, is a common pet store boa. They are regularly kept by hobbyists worldwide. Though they are most commonly labeled as Colombian Red-tails, this name is incorrect and misleading, as they are not true "Redtail" boas.

The Colombian Boa is relatively non-aggressive and is usually quite easy to handle. In some parts of the world they are kept as pets to control rodent populations. Wild Colombian Boas are largely terrestrial snakes, though they also have arboreal tendencies. They are often found living in hollow logs, and mammal burrows. The Colombian Boa is not venomous, rather it suffocates its prey with its powerful body by constriction, hence the name. Their jaws can disjoint, which enables it to swallow animals with bodies much larger in diameter than its head.

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